News | June 24, 2014

PowaPOS Partners With iConnect To Meet Growing Demand For Next-Generation Tablet-Based POS Solutions

Market-leading, customizable iOS tablet software and innovative hardware seamlessly integrate to simplify merchant transition to tablet POS

Powa Technologies recently announced a partnership between its PowaPOS retail payments platform and iConnect POS software to provide a robust, fully-integrated and advanced tablet-based POS solution designed to meet growing demand in mobile payments.

“Outdated, cumbersome legacy and proprietary POS systems simply aren’t meeting the needs of today’s merchants, especially those looking to prepare for the coming EMV transition,” said Jeffrey Dumbrell, CEO, PowaPOS, “With this partnership, PowaPOS and iConnect make it easy to replace those systems and have all the power, sophistication and security of the most advanced integrated POS system on the market.”

The PowaPOS T-Series is the first POS platform that integrates all major tablet platforms, with a high-speed printer, 2D barcode/QR code scanner, cash drawer, EMV payment terminal and multiple expansion ports, together in an attractive, all-in-one space saving form-factor. The optional PowaPIN is the world’s smallest EMV chip-and-pin acceptance device.

iConnect’s iOS tablet software provides merchants with consolidated services, fully customizable for merchant needs. Features include inventory tracking, employee management, multiple language and multi-location support, real-time reporting, CRM, email and text message marketing. iConnect also supports online booking and appointments, appointment reminders and confirmations.

“The traditional payments ecosystem is inefficient and expensive,” said Subodh Gupta, founder and president of iConnect. “With a program designed for ISOs and personalized by merchants, PowaPOS and iConnect POS will deliver a greater value proposition with an out-of-the-box solution that simplifies the demands of running a company. With this powerful partnership, merchants can be up and running in as little as a single day.”

Combined, iConnect and PowaPOS create a unique, even more robust experience for merchants and customers.“Features like the Powa Orientation Sensor, which allows vendors to trigger a different customer facing view when the T-25 is rotated, combined with iConnect’s branding customization, allow merchants to fully configure their own POS experience,” continued Dumbrell.

POS Portal, which recently became a US distribution partner for PowaPOS, will provide the PowaPOS/iConnect solution to merchants. POS Portal provides merchant-ready mPOS solutions to the merchant customers of software developers, independent sales organizations, processors and agents.

“Partnerships like this are essential for meeting the momentum behind tablet-based POS systems,” said Buzz Stryker, CEO, POS Portal. “Being able to provide hardware like the groundbreaking PowaPOS platform combined with iConnect’s tablet software will help us meet the growing demand from our customers who want to provide tomorrow’s payments solution today.”

About Powa Technologies
Powa is an international commerce specialist that creates technologies to seamlessly integrate the physical and digital worlds and enable commerce online, offline and everywhere. The Powa suite of commerce solutions caters to a world where consumers hold the future in their hands – be it a laptop, tablet or mobile device. With PowaTag, PowaPOS and PowaWeb, Powa removes the final barriers to instant global transactions. The company was founded by award-winning entrepreneur Dan Wagner. Previously, Dan established Venda – the world's largest 'on demand' ecommerce provider - and Locayta – sophisticated search and profiling technology. With more than 200 employees, Powa Technologies is based in London, UK, with offices in Atlanta, New York, San Diego, Miami, Toronto, Singapore and Beijing. For more information, vist www.powa.com.

About iConnect POS
iConnect is a leading point-of-sale software solution that simplifies the demands of running a business. iConnect offers simple, yet intuitive Web, iPad and iPhone POS applications for retail stores, salons, quick serve restaurants, kiosks, and mobile businesses. With simple pricing for any size business, iConnect is easy to implement with remarkable features for small businesses, multi-location businesses, and franchises. iConnect's revolutionary application can be customized to be as simple or sophisticated as needed, making it the first iPad POS to rival traditional and enterprise point-of-sale systems. For more information, visit www.iconnectpos.com.

About POS Portal
Since 2000, POS Portal has achieved a leadership position in the point of sale industry by providing unparalleled levels of customer service and technology innovation to its partners. In servicing its channel partners, POS Portal’s bi-coastal distribution facilities ship over 10,000 POS devices every month to merchants nationwide. POS Portal is committed to continuing the relentless pursuit of our corporate mission: To provide exceptional customer service and point of sale innovation to merchants through channel partnerships. For more information, vist www.posportal.com.

SOURCE: Powa Technologies

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